Looking for an easy, delicious, homemade Macaroni and Cheese recipe? How about Mac and Cheese with Cottage Cheese. Look no further – this will become a new favorite for kids and adults alike. Most homemade versions are time consuming and heavy. My version is lighter and so simple you can throw it together quickly and eat in 30 minutes! You’re welcome.


Course Main Course
Keyword kids, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Abbie Gellman


  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • ½ pound whole wheat elbow pasta


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat 9-inch square pan with baking spray.
  2. Puree cottage cheese, milk, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Set aside ¼ cup of grated cheddar cheese and mix the remainder with the pureed mixture. Add dry pasta, pour into pan, cover with foil, and bake for 30 minutes.
  3. Uncover pan, stir, sprinkle with reserved cheese, and bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Top should be golden brown.

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Mac and Cheese with Cottage Cheese

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